KENYA – Kenya’s agriculture industry is set to benefit from the 7th Agro-Food Pack Exhibition that will be hosted at the Sarit Center, Nairobi, from October 27th to 29th .

The three-day expo, co-organized by MXM Exhibitors, a Dubai-based event firm, and the Kenya National Chambers of Commerce & Industry (KNCCI)-Kajiado chapter, aims to foster collaborations and exchange opportunities.

“Food security is a major concern across the world and production has been heavily affected by Climate Change that continues to have a negative impact on the harvest,” says Mudasir Mohammed, MXM Expo organizer.

“Our aim is to provide a platform for technology transfer, boosting inter-trade and enhancing the opening of the gateway between Kenya and other 20 countries from Europe and Asian nations.”

He went on to add that the expo targets both entrepreneurs in the agricultural and manufacturing sectors.

The AgroFoodpack Exhibition covers Agro, Dairy and Poultry, Grains and Storage, Food and Flavours, Biscuits, Cakes, Packaging and Processing Machines, and Plastics segments.

Some of the major participants are Foshan Biology, SNK Benterkia, Asaal Shirin, Janst Healthcare, Prestige Packing Industry, and Savinda Graphics & Package.

According to the organizers, the expo will create a pathway for technology innovators, producers, suppliers, and buyers to exploit up-and-coming opportunities in one of the world’s most attractive business spots.

They anticipate that an estimated 1,500 exhibitors from over six countries including Algeria, China, Egypt, Kenya, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE will participate in the event.

The October expo is also expected to showcase transformations in the agriculture sector, making it less dependent on manual processes, a change hoped to boost export volumes.

“We are also urging the international exhibitors to take advantage of the industrial parks that are being built by the government and set up their production plants locally,” said Japheth Ogutu, CEO of KNCCI-Kajiado chapter.

Kenya is among the fast-growing economies in Sub-Saharan Africa with a huge industrial boom in several sectors especially within agriculture and manufacturing.

Agriculture, for instance, is a vital sector for Kenya’s economy, contributing 22.4% to the country’s GDP in 2021.

More precisely, the horticultural sector, including the production of vegetables, is among the leading foreign exchange earners in Kenya.

Data from Statista reveals that as of 2022, Kenya earned roughly 152.3 billion Kenyan shillings (KES), which is approximately USD 1 billion from the export of fresh horticultural products.

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